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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY CHRISTIAN KALTHOEBER
    Letters of Lady Rachel Russell. by RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    Letters of Lady Rachel Russell.

    London: Dilly, 1793. Full straight grain morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A fine example of the work of one of the greatest bookbinders of the late 18th century, with his bookplate. With his typical twin gilt raised bands, triple fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Portraits.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN NEAT HALF CALF
    The Correspondence of Henry Hyde, Earl of Clarendon and his Brother Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester. by SINGER, Samuel Weller (editor)
    SINGER, Samuel Weller (editor)
    The Correspondence of Henry Hyde, Earl of Clarendon and his Brother Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1828. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A neat Georgian half calf with raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, with some rubbing to the bands. Pink speckled edges. Engraved portrait and further full page engraved plates. A very handsome copy of a scarce work. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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  • A SCARCE SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    Lettres de Madame de Maintenon. by MAINTENON, Madame de
    MAINTENON, Madame de
    Lettres de Madame de Maintenon.

    Maestricht: Dufour & Philippe, 1778. 9 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full 18th century cat's paw calf with gilt bands, twin labels and a delightful gilt floral centre tool to the panels. Pink edges. Unusual green speckled endpapers. Bookplate. There are 2 small but nasty dents to the spines of volumes III and VIII, otherwise a very neat and clean set of this scarce collection. In the original French.

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  • DELIGHTFUL RUN IN FINE HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Correspondance littéraire, adressée à son Altesse impériale Mgr le Grand-Duc, aujourd’hui Empereur de Russie, et à M. le Comte André Schowalow, Chambellan de l’Impératrice Catherine II, depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1789 by LA HARPE, Jean-Francois
    LA HARPE, Jean-Francois
    Correspondance littéraire, adressée à son Altesse impériale Mgr le Grand-Duc, aujourd’hui Empereur de Russie, et à M. le Comte André Schowalow, Chambellan de l’Impératrice Catherine II, depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1789

    Paris: Migneret, 1801 ( AN IX ). 4 volumes, 8 inches tall. A fine very early 19th century mottled half calf binding with a double label, simple gilt centre tools and gilt bands. The curved calf corners are striking. Speckled yellow boards. Pale yellow edges. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • FINELY GILT TOOLED HALF CALF
    Lettres d'Abailard et d'Héloïse. by ABAILARD (ABELARD) & HELOISE
    ABAILARD (ABELARD) & HELOISE
    Lettres d'Abailard et d'Héloïse.

    Paris: E. Houndaille, 1839. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A very finely gilt tooled half calf with wide gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. Prefaced with an historical essay by M. & Mme Guizot. Full page engraved plates by Gigoux. Some foxing but overall a fine set of this great 12th century correspondence. In the original French.

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  • DELIGHTFUL FULL VELLUM GILT IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    The Letters of Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra. by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    The Letters of Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

    London: Dove, 1827. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A beautiful little vellum binding with label and fine gilt tooled panels, the boards are framed within a blue outline. A particularly clean copy inside and out. A collection of letters critical to George III, the true authorship has been much debated but never verified.

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  • CHARMING LITTLE VOLUME IN FULL CALF
    Letters of Junius. by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    Letters of Junius.

    Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1822. Full calf, 5 1/4 inches tall. A charming little Georgian binding with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt floral tooling to the panels. The splendid embossed boards are framed within gilt and blind rolls. The second title page has the previous owners initials. With engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • THE LETTERS IN AN UNUSUAL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Recueil de Lettres. by ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques
    ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques
    Recueil de Lettres.

    Paris: Belin; Caille; Gregoire; Volland, 1793. 7 volumes, 5.75 inches tall. These are the complete letters from a larger set of Rousseau's Works. A curious quarter calf with vellum tips. Bright labels and gilt bands at the head and tail. Extraordinary speckled and stenciled edges. A bright, clean set.

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  • VERY FINE FULL CALF SET
    Letters of Rachel Lady Russell by RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    Letters of Rachel Lady Russell

    London: Longman & Co, 1853. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A classic full calf set exquisitely bound by STAMPER ( of Frith Street, Soho ).With gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Portraits and engraved title pages. A charming set.

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  • ELEGANT HALF MOROCCO SET
    Lord Granville Leveson Gower. Private Correspondence 1781 to 1821 by GRANVILLE, Lord (Edited by GRANVILLE, Castalia Countess)
    GRANVILLE, Lord (Edited by GRANVILLE, Castalia Countess)
    Lord Granville Leveson Gower. Private Correspondence 1781 to 1821

    London: John Murray, 1916. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome Edwardian half morocco binding with raised bands, titles, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edge. With 10 full page illustrations. An elegant copy of this fascinating work.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by TREVELYAN, George Otto
    TREVELYAN, George Otto
    The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1876. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A particularly handsome set with gilt raised bands, simple yet elegant panels, titles and top edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries and slight staining to the portrait. A splendid set.

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN FULL VELLUM
    Letters and Life. by BURNS, Robert
    BURNS, Robert
    Letters and Life.

    London: J.F. Dove, 1826. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A delightful little full vellum with gilt bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A blue fillet frames the boards. With 'The Life of Robert Burns' by Dr. Currie. Engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • CHARMING GEORGIAN SPECKLED CALF BINDING IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    Letters on the Subject of the Catholics, to My Brother Abraham, Who Lives in the Country. 1808; The Eighth, Ninth, & Last Letter on the Subject of the Catholics; Two Letters on the Subject of the Catholics; Three More Letters on the Subject of the Catholics. by PLYMLEY, Peter (SMITH, Sydney).
    PLYMLEY, Peter (SMITH, Sydney).
    Letters on the Subject of the Catholics, to My Brother Abraham, Who Lives in the Country. 1808; The Eighth, Ninth, & Last Letter on the Subject of the Catholics; Two Letters on the Subject of the Catholics; Three More Letters on the Subject of the Catholics.

    London: J. Budd, 1807-1808. Half calf, 8 1/4 inches tall. A charming Georgian binding in half speckled calf with twin gilt pallets, pink label and blue speckled edges. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart of Wynyard Park. A pristine copy of Smith's rather belligerent views on Catholicism. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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  • RICHLY DECORATED FULL CALF
    The Letters of Charles Lamb. by LAMB, Charles
    LAMB, Charles
    The Letters of Charles Lamb.

    London: Moxon, 1841. Full calf, 9.25 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, label and blind and gilt rolls framing the panels. Two parts bound in one, complete. With a Sketch of his Life by Thomas Noon Talfourd, one of his executors.

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  • STUNNING REGENCY BINDING IN FULL CALF
    Letters on Several Subjects, By Sir Thomas Fitzosborne by FITZOSBORNE, Sir Thomas
    FITZOSBORNE, Sir Thomas
    Letters on Several Subjects, By Sir Thomas Fitzosborne

    London: John Sharpe, 1820. Full calf, 5.25 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1 complete. Extraordinary full calf binding with ornate floral tooling on its 'flat back' spine, delicate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. The armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester. In very good condition.

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